User talk:Quercus solaris

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galacto-, papillo-[edit]

These two pages you created have triggered errors. Can you fix them please? —CodeCat 21:57, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Well, this *is* Wiktionary, so they haven't generated any errors in the true meaning of that word but rather just (1) the pedantic treating of nonerroneous differences of preference for how to phrase something as if they were errors and (2) the introduction of true errors during the follow-up (iatrogenic illness, as it were) when another person doesn't entirely understand the value that they are subtracting when they remove or comment out information that is valid and useful in a way that they just don't happen to recognize; and so on. ;-) But anyway, all of the introduced errors and other-people's-preference-accepting are resolved now. Quercus solaris (talk) 14:21, 13 December 2013 (UTC)


We don't just create headings on the fly here. Refer to WT:ELE for proper headings. JamesjiaoTC 20:16, 27 February 2014 (UTC)


See my edit: here. Refer to other entries as a template. JamesjiaoTC 21:54, 28 April 2014 (UTC)


"Ha ha, once upon a time this was an open wiki dictionary that invited the public to edit." You've already been asked on this talk page to add stuff properly. If we don't enforce basic norms, it will become absolute gibberish. Don't get touchy. Equinox 04:08, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

mononuclear, etc.[edit]

I think this is just mono- +‎ nuclear. I see no need to postulate a separate -nuclear suffix. Keφr 15:04, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Also, the morphology category should be added by a morphology template like {{affix}}, not manually. Keφr 16:36, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
On the first point, I suppose you're right, the more I think about it. I checked some major dictionaries for a suffix entry and did not find one. Are you able to delete the page I created? If so, you have my blessing. I don't know how to do that. On the second point, I suspected as I was proceeding that there was something about automated processes for category tagging that I didn't know, but I did the best I could during the session at hand (during which I was short on time to go off and learn more about that). :-) Thanks for the input. Godspeed. Quercus solaris (talk) 00:26, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Not at all. (Also, there is no semantic restriction to this supposed suffix either; radionuclear is attestable, and it pertains to atomic nuclei.) It could be {{rfd}}'d, but I guess nobody is going to object if I speedy it. Hail Discordia. Keφr 13:06, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Darwinism, Parkinsonism[edit]

Both have many plural uses easily found in Google Books. Why remove plural? Please restore. Equinox 00:15, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

You are correct. Done. Thanks. Quercus solaris (talk) 01:51, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Your "oughta" list[edit]

Would it be helpful for me to remove the blue links that have English? Equinox 18:37, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for offering, but I kind of like them right now. Interestingly, just the simple expedient of being able to dump all those terms into a window, hit "preview", and immediately get to see "scattered red bits swimming in a sea of blue" was really helpful and was a fun data visualization exercise for me. I know that applying that term to it could seem a bit grandiose, but I really do feel that it was legitimately a bit of data visualization for me (more explanation follows). For various reasons, that particular data set provided an interesting test of Wiktionary's comprehensiveness, and I am pleased to say that Wiktionary scored very well on it, because (1) most of them are already blue (which is a big deal by itself) and (2) the only ones that were still red as of the date of that page creation are ones that are not especially low-hanging fruit for new entry, with fairly few exceptions. As I was skimming over the red bits, I grabbed a few of (what were for me) the "juiciest" ones to immediately pluck (that is, to turn blue by entry creation). My plan is that in coming months I can pluck another one whenever I have time or need a mental break from what else I was doing. Which is kind of enjoyable (I say to a fellow Wiktionary contributor, who would understand—while of course many other people would disagree!). Eventually the red in that list will dwindle to near zero, not only because of my own plucking but because of the background rate of continual crowdsourced growth. Cheers, Quercus solaris (talk) 22:14, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
The square-bracket links show blue if there is any entry, regardless of language. If you use {{l|en|word goes here}}, they will be blue for English and orange for other languages (and red for missing). Equinox 22:20, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Cool. I will switch to that soon. Thanks. Quercus solaris (talk) 22:22, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
That needs to be enabled in your preferences under Gadgets, "OrangeLinks: colour links orange if the target language is missing on an existing page" DTLHS (talk) 23:17, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I turned it on. Quercus solaris (talk) 23:20, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Quote formatting: #*, not #:[edit]

I fixed some of them, e.g. Special:Diff/49179837/49216460. – Jberkel 23:36, 25 March 2018 (UTC)